The visiting Thunderhawks handled Middletown 61-47 at Wade E. Miller Arena on Tuesday night and left town in sole possession of first place in the GMC when Mason defeated Princeton 49-40. Mason, Oak Hills, and Princeton are all 5-1 in GMC play, and Hamilton is 3-3.
The Thunderhawks didn’t have much trouble securing the win against the Middies (5-5, 2-4). East never trailed and led 34-15 at halftime, shooting 59.1 percent from the field (while Middletown shot 27.8 percent). The margin grew to 53-27 early in the fourth quarter before the Middies rallied to make the final tally a bit more respectable.
Senior guard Bash Wieland led the way against Middletown with 22 points (18 in the first half), four assists and three rebounds. Kaden Fuhrmann (13), Alex Mangold (10) and Will Johnston (eight) were among East’s top scorers. Mangold grabbed a game-high seven rebounds.
HHS will head to Liberty Township to face the Thunderhawks on Friday night.